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Jack Hickey wins Taylor Moore Memorial Scholarshop

Jack Hickey was awarded the Taylor Moore Memorial Scholarship at the New Albany High School graduation ceremony on May 22, 2015.  The $5,000 competitive scholarship is given each year to a deserving NAHS student who plans to attend college in Mississippi.

The scholarship selection process includes criteria relating to character, GPA, extracurricular activities, written essay, and an interview by a selection committee.

Jack is the son of John and Annette Hickey.  He is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he is an active member of Macteens, Youth Choir, Praise Band, and Bible Drill Team.  Jack plans to attend Northeast Community College this fall and pursue his studies in accounting.

An honor graduate, Hickey was selected into the NAHS Hall of Fame. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and SADD. Hickey has been involved with Boys State and the Union County Leadership Academy.

During his senior year, Hickey was selected as Most Outstanding Senior for Band and voted “Senior Class Favorite”. Hickey lettered in soccer where he served as a captain. He received the Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete Award.

The Taylor Moore Scholarship was established by Bobby and Minerva Moore in memory of their son who died in 2000.  Taylor Moore was a 1988 honor graduate of W.P. Daniel High School.  He was Mr. DHS, Most Popular, Most Dignified, and Class Favorite and was active in student government.  Moore played first base for the DHS baseball team, and received numerous academic honors.  He went on to receive his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from Mississippi State University.

The scholarship established in his memory has been awarded for eleven years to outstanding graduates of New Albany High School.  Past recipients of the Taylor Moore Scholarship are Stacy Stepp, DardenHolmes, Kyle Kimbrough, Ivy Lauren Williams, Kyle Hickey, Callie Creekmore, Taylor Goode, Josh Creekmore, Olivia Dunnam, and Lauren Cavender.

 

Melanie Shannon

Public Relations

New Albany Schools

 

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